Gershwin in the Noble Manner
Bud Noble began his life of music at the age of five. As recipient of a Junior Scholarship to the Juilliard School under the tutelage of renowned Madam Rosina Lhevinne, classical training began in his early teens. In later years he would become a protege of Maestro Emmanuel Bay, accompanist for famed violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz. This association would ultimately lead to a guest soloist appearance with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. During the waning days of Hollywood's Golden Age Noble joined the MGM Music Department to study and work with Russell Garcia, a noted film composer and arranger. In the early sixties he appeared regularly at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Showcase Lounge in Las Vegas, sharing the stage with such legendary performers as Shecky Greene and The Mary Kaye Trio. He also appeared at the more noteworthy cabarets and piano show-bars on the Sunset Strip which, at that moment in history, were sounding boards for aspiring piano artists. Noble returned to the East Coast in 1963 to complete his academic education at Seton Hall University. Returning to California in the late sixties, appearing in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe with his trio, Noble was retained to compose for independent producers, most noteably Lorimar and Danny Thomas. In 1971 his song The Treehouse received Emmy Nomination as Best Orignal Song In A Series Episode from the series, Make Room For Grandaddy produced by and starring Danny Thomas. Noble came to New York in the late seventies for an appearance at the renowned Jimmy Weston's Supper Club and was contracted by Harrah's to appear in Atlantic City. During his nine year tenure at Harrah's he appeared for more than two years at the fashionable Ivana's Restaurant when Trump Plaza was initially affiliated with Harrah's. Noble was later featured at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia for six years and The Sands Hotel and Casino's legendary Copa Lounge for seven years.
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